Formed back in early 2000, YOG is a grind-hardcore combo based in Neuchâtel (Switzerland). Mostly influenced by bands like Sick of it All, Disrupt and Napalm Death in the early days, their sound has then turned into a more deranged mixture, after a brainwash by the Dillinger Escape Plan, Botch, Pig Destroyer, Converge and other extreme combos of the modern hardcore scene.
Extreme virulence, sick blast beats, mentally ill math-grind, YOG is for the Swiss scene what the panzer was for battlefields: a pure war machine. After the release of their savage 1st album entitled Years of Nowhere, the Swiss bastards have destroyed a lot of stages across Europe with bands like Today is the Day, Genghis Tron, Gojira, Knut, Burnt By the Sun…
Keeping his will to dive beyond the fury and velocity limits, the band has just given birth to a new monster, Half the Sky, which was recorded by the mighty Jérôme Pellegrini (Mumakil, Knut, Nostromo, Deceit…) and mastered by the holy Alan Douches at West West Side studio in New-York. This new rough jewel is going to hit world’s face through Division Records in December 2011.